Fall Tree Identification with Jonathan Shapiro
September 16 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM$50
Pattern-based Tree ID: meeting trees through the seasons
Learning to identify trees can be a powerful way to connect to your local landscape. They are big, charismatic, and always around us, and knowing who they are provides a baseline of ecological understanding for the rest of our surroundings. Join Jonathan Shapiro of Fox Paw School for a dive into tree ID, focusing on a pattern-based approach that we are hardwired to understand. We’ll talk about tree silhouettes, branching patterns, leaf shapes, bark, and more, and you’ll leave with the observational skills to learn not only trees, but the rest of your landscape as well. By meeting in three different seasons, we’ll have the opportunity to see how trees’ lives change throughout the cycle of the year, and how they fit into the broader ecological context of our North Woods home.
Physical Expectations: This class will have involve walking over uneven footing up to two miles over the course of the day on mild to moderate slopes, with a few steep climbs, and sometimes off-trail.